Melville, NY-based camera maker Nikon today introduced the new Coolpix 3500, a 3.2 megapixel digital camera coming to retailers later this year that’s compatible with USB-equipped Macs and PCs.
The Coolpix 3500 sports an inner-swivel lens design similar to the Coolpix 2500 model. The swivel lens makes it possible for the user to shoot from various angles, and also helps to protect the lens from damage when it’s not in use.
The Coolpix 3500 sports a 3x optical zoom Nikkor lens with a range of 37-111mm. The camera also has a built-in speedlight and red-eye reduction. It weighs about six ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 inches.
The new camera has Automatic and Continuous shooting modes, along with 12 pre-programmed Scene modes that adjust exposure and other settings automatically. Scene modes include Party, Portrait, Night Portrait, Sunset, Landscape, Night Landscape, Close-Up, Back Light, Fireworks Show, Beach/Snow, Museum and Copy. And if you need to capture motion, the Coolpix 3500 can record 15 seconds of video at 15 frames per second, in QVGA format.
The Coolpix 3500 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, and includes a charger. Also included is software, a 16MB flash memory card, USB cable and holding strap. Look for the Coolpix 3500 to hit store shelves in November for about US$399.95.